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Insight: News Network / The Hangar / SXSW Preview / Sacramento Children's Chorus

News Network Auburn Journal Staff Writer Gus Thomson and Jim Smith, the editor of the Daily Democrat in Woodland, both join us for this week's News Network. We'll take a look at some of the big stories happening in both of those regions.

Closing The Hangar A legendary recording studio in Downtown Sacramento used by artists ranging from Kanye West to Sister Crayon is closing in March for financial reasons. After more than 20 years of operating, The Hangar is closing up shop. Owner John Baccigaluppi says he can't afford to keep running the studio at its current site which is an old warehouse on 15 Street. Baccigaluppi is moving to Marin County where he'll reopen The Hangar as a home recording studio. Meanwhile, Baccigaluppi and producer Chris Woodhouse will open a new Sacramento studio in the General Produce Building near The Hangar. We'll talk with Baccigaluppi about the history of The Hangar and we'll hear clips from some of the acts that have recorded there.

Steve Milne's story on The Hangar: "Storied Sacramento Studio Closing its Doors"

SXSW Preview Capital Public Radio's Nick Brunner is in Austin, Texas this week for the annual South by Southwest conference. The Blue Dog Jam host is following Sacramento band G.Green as they return to the music festival portion of the conference for a second year. He'll talk with them about the importance of SXSW for musicians and we'll get a preview of some of the other bands he's looking forward to seeing, including a couple others from Sacramento and the surrounding area.

Follow Nick Brunner at SXSW on Twitter and make sure to check out his blog.

Sacramento Children's Chorus The internationally acclaimed Sacramento Children's Chorus, which provides choral music education and performance opportunities to talented children in the greater Sacramento community, is celebrating 20 years with an event this weekend. We'll hear about the chorus from Artistic Director Lynn Stevens and talk to a couple of the singers.


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